Convert Micrometers to Meters
Learn How to Convert Micrometers to Meters Using our Conversion Formula
Converting a micrometer length measurement to a meter measurement involves multiplying your length by the conversion ratio to find the result. A micrometer is equal to 1.0E-6 meters, so to convert simply multiply by 1.0E-6.
For example, 5µm = (5 × 1.0E-6) = 5.0E-6m.
Micrometers and meters are both units used to measure length. Learn more about length and find more length measurement conversion calculators. A micrometer is a metric measurement and can be abbreviated as µm, for example 1µm. A meter is a metric measurement and can be abbreviated as m, for example 1m. Learn more about the metric system, including the common unit prefixes and how to convert between metric units.
A human hair is 40-50 micrometers thick or 0.000001 meters, making this a very small unit of measure. The micrometer is often referred to as a micron and internationally it is spelled micrometre.
The meter is the primary unit of length in the metric system. It's equal to 100 centimeters or 39.37 inches. Internationally it is actually spelled metre. It was first defined 1793 as 1/10,000,000 the length from the equator to the North Pole. The current definition of a meter, adopted in 1983, is the distance light travels in 1/299,792,458 seconds and was adopted to in 1983.
We recommend using a ruler or tape measure for measuring length, which can be found at a local retailer or home center. Rulers are available in imperial, metric, or combination with both values, so make sure you get the correct type for your needs. If you need a ruler you can also download and print our free printable rulers which include both imperial and metric measurements.
More Length Conversions
- Convert to Miles Length
- 1µm is equal to 6.2137E-10 miles
- Convert to Yards Length
- 1µm is equal to 1.0936E-6 yards
- Convert to Feet Length
- 1µm is equal to 3.2808E-6 feet
- Convert to Inches Length
- 1µm is equal to 3.937E-5 inches
- Convert to Kilometers Length
- 1µm is equal to 1.0E-9 kilometers
- Convert to Centimeters Length
- 1µm is equal to 0.0001 centimeters
- Convert to Millimeters Length
- 1µm is equal to 0.001 millimeters
- Convert to Nanometers Length
- 1µm is equal to 1,000 nanometers
Micrometer Measurements and Equivalent Meter Conversions